Fosters of the Week

Please help us. Foster volunteers help save more lives!

By fostering a homeless pet, you enable PAWS Chicago to have greater space at our Rescue & Recovery Center to save more animals. You also enable long-term pets or those who have trouble adjusting to shelter life, to enjoy life in a home environment until they are ready for adoption. Many puppies, kittens, dogs and cats are sitting at the city pound, uncertain of their fates. The more animals we can take in, the more lives we can save.

To sign up to become a foster volunteer, please visit http://www.pawschicago.org/volunteer/foster-care/

Puppies and Kittens

All puppies and kittens who arrive at PAWS Chicago have under-developed immune systems. Fosters provide puppies and kittens with a safe haven for two weeks, giving them time to grow and develop. Once they are healthy enough to receive vaccinations and their spay/neuter surgery, they make their way to the Adoption Shelter.

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Diamond

Needs two weeks in Foster Care! Can be fostered with Sapphire!...

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Sapphire

Needs two weeks in Foster Care! Can be fostered with Diamond!...

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Leandra

Needs two weeks in Foster Care!...

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Sara Lee

Needs two weeks in Foster Care!...

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Arianna

Needs two weeks in Foster Care!...

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Scuffles

Needs two weeks in Foster Care!...

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Jaegar

Needs one week in Foster Care!...

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Smiley

Needs 10 days in Foster Care!...

Scruffles
Scruffles

This handsome lad is in need of foster for the next two weeks until he is ready for his...

Smiley
Smiley

This lovely lady is in need of foster for the next two weeks until she is ready for her...

Arianna
Arianna

This beautiful girl is in need of foster for the next two weeks until she is ready for her...

Sara Lee
Sara Lee

This beautiful girl is in need of foster for the next two weeks until she is ready for her...

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Dewey, Gym Shoe & Bake Sale

Available now!  We need  just 3-4 weeks in a foster home....

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Cupcake & Linen

Available now!  We need just 2 weeks in a foster home....

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Jaeger

This sweet little butterbean is looking for a foster family! Shy, sweet, silly and affectionate – this quiet little...


Sick and Injured

Pets who are sick and injured often require additional time in foster to recuperate from an illness or injury suffered before they arrived at PAWS Chicago. Sick and Injured fosters provide a loving home, medications, exercise or food for special diets to expedite their recover before animals move to the Adoption Center. They also enable PAWS Chicago to free up space in our isolation room so that we can transfer in more animals from the city pound who need our help.

20140416Fairy
Fairy

Adult feline needs a home for just 10-12 days....

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Luna

Adult feline needs a home for just 10-12 days....

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Thunder

Adult feline needs a home for just 10-12 days....

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Blake

Adult feline needs a home for just 10-12 days....

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Natalie

Adult feline needs a home for just 10-12 days....

20140416Shaymis
Shaymis

Adult feline needs a home for just 10-12 days....

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Sherbert

Adult feline needs a home for just 10-12 days....

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Yuma

Adult feline needs a home for just 10-12 days....

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Zelda

Adult feline needs a home for just 10-12 days....

20140416Baker
Baker

Adult feline needs a home for just 10-12 days....

20140416Jared
Jared

Adult feline needs a home for just 10-12 days....

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Charlie

Charlie is a handsome, sturdy hound looking for a great foster home for the next few months as he undergoes...

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Alice

This stunning girl is looking for a long-term foster family who can host her in a quiet, relaxed home...

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Bonsai

Bonsai is a lovely, husky and eager-to-please Beagle mama. This is just one of the beautiful beagle mothers we...

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Buster

This handsome Gordon Setter-Chow mix is looking for a great foster home for the next several weeks before he...

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Dutch

What a handsome man! Dutch is a mature and sturdy retriever mix looking for a great home where he can...

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Theon

Theon is a smart and social terrier mix who is looking for a great foster family for about a week...

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Baker

This handsome boy is looking for human companions for the next week or so while he finishes up his medication...

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Natalie

This lovely lady is in need of a human companion until  April 9th when she will have an ultrasound...


Socialization

The majority of animals at the city pound are strays and had to fend for themselves while surviving on the streets of Chicago. These dogs and cats need additional time in foster to build confidence and acclimate to living in a home environment. Socialization fosters work with PAWS Chicago's team members and partners to provide structure, socialization and basic training so that these dogs and cats are well-suited for adoption and make wonderful companions.

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Francine

Francine is an elegant and serene Shepherd Mix who has had a rough start to life before she came...

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Coola (L2)

Coola is an active Schnauzer mix lady who is looking for a foster home for the next 2-3 weeks....


Crisis Care Fosters

These pets, whose families have experienced a crisis, are looking for a wonderful temporary home while their families focus on rebuilding their lives. Crisis Care Fosters keep these pets safe and cared for until the families are able to stabilize their living situation.

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Jasper

This handsome adolescent is looking for a great foster home for the next 2-3 weeks as he prepares to return home......